Wolverhampton Wanderers are reportedly plotting a move for Racing Club midfielder Charly Alcaraz.
That is according to a report from Marca who claim that the Old Gold are plotting a raid that would see the 19-year-old South American make the switch to Molineux.
And it could prove tempting for the aforementioned, with Alcaraz possessing a £20m release clause, with the possibility of leaving for as little as £16m.
With the level of competition surrounding the young Argentinian, Wolves will need to move fast if they’re serious about signing him.
At the age of 19, Alcaraz has been a professional since 2020 and has found his way into Racing Club’s starting XI as a regular, having started 60% of their games in the Argentinian Copa de la Liga Professional.
Having contributed a respectable seven attacking returns from central midfield, in the form of five goals and two assists, across 18 games, the South American starlet has bettered the returns of Joao Moutinho, 16 years his senior, who has registered just three returns (two goals and one assist) in all competitions.
This further highlights Alcaraz’s intent on achieving attacking returns for his side. And the fact that his stats are superior than the entire Wolves squad, with a striker coming the closest, just emphasises the type of player that he is.
Whilst his game revolves more around the attacking side of the game, the starlet, whose displays been described as “flourishing” in Argentina, could offer Wolves an upgrade, not just on Moutinho, but in general.
His average of 3.2 shots and 1.2 shots on target per 90 are the most out of the entire Wolves squad. In fact, Fabio Silva, a forward, comes closest to Alcaraz’s attacking threat, registering an average of 3.0 shots, with 1.0 shot on target per 90.
Wolves currently lack this option and since their promotion back to the Premier League in 2018 have not had an attacking central midfield option in their ranks – especially in the form factor of a high potential prospect who has the versatility to play anywhere in the midfield.
With his release clause at around £20m, Wolves are right to be looking at a young Argentinian midfield who could bolster their attacking threat and provide an astute replacement for the potentially departing Moutinho.